Sunday, 10 September 2017

Another 6 troops (Dux Britaniarum)

Continuing the dark ages at least in my mind. here are the next 6 figures which makes a unit in Dux Britanium. just 2 units to go and one (the skirmishers is started.) these are warriors, which is a step up from levy but still not likely to set the world on fire. But as they have had to catch the boat from their own country and cross the water they are not too poorly as a unit. Again I stuck to easily dye-able colours and as many patches as to make them look feasible.

So they should mingle in quite well with the others. For convenience I went for plain red/brown shields just so the unit is easy to identify and NOT for any historical reasons.

 I have shown everything finished so far.
  • 1leader (with dog)
  • 1Champion
  • 2 sub(lesser) leaders
  • 2 units of 6 (16 shown) hearthguard warriors
  • 2units of general warriors.
Still to come:
  • 4-6 skirmishers
  • 3rd unit of 6 Warriors
  • Additional warriors to bulk out each unit.

No cavalry are planned as until they have lands of their own transporting horses is too much time and effort for this raiding force. It is possible they may have a cavalry unit in the future, but VERY unlikely. (Unless you buy me one... no I though not!)

Sorry no fancy back drop today I can gleefully say I have been distracted by an eBay find which was swiftly purchased. But I digress.

Enjoy Sunday I have a LOAD of painting to get finished now! best wishes Clint

22 comments:

  1. A very well painted group. Mind you. I'm curious to know what you found on eBay.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. Over the hump and on the down hill now. Skirmishers next and then another group like this and then a rest from Dark ages I think.
      The eBay find will be shown when it arrives. But it will require some work on my part to get it going.

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  2. Nice looking unit of warriors added to a great looking group, and same a s Bryan, I'm intrigued as to what new bargain you've found on ebay.

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    1. Thank you Addict. Yes another group to add to the rest. So I can see the end now.

      As for the eBay find I may be disappointed when it arrives so let's keep quiet about it for now.

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  3. Developing up nicely Clint, great thinking on basing it on a raiding party, so no horses

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    1. Thank you Dave. As Saxons of this period they would be raiders so horses would (if they were used) have to be "Found". So I am trying to be accurate and not flamboyant in this project.

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  4. Great to see you so cheerfully enthused Clint, and with a day's painting ahead of you, there should hopefully be a fair few postings coming our way over the next week :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon. I do have the skirmishers for myself and a few days painting for Matt to do. about half is undercoated so far. It really is going to take some days before I get anything finished.

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  5. Nice work so far on this force Clint :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. Still undercoating figures for Matt. Taken all morning so far...... nearly done though.

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  6. You're certainly smashing out these DA warriors mate. Lovely stuff, a really good looking warband so far

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    1. Thank you Andy. More to come of course, but I need a break first and back to aeronef for a while. (Painting Matts HUGE British fleet!)

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  7. Nice model Clint. Really like the Dark Ages period and dont get to game it enough.

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    1. Thank you Carl. I do have the Skirmishers started so with luck I will have them finished before the end of the week. (with luck... NO guarantees)

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    1. Thank you Paul. unfortunately the rest may take a while. Side-tracked by real life.

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  9. As others have said, these look good. A nice bunch of hairy barbarians, for sure!

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    1. Thank you C6, They would not consider themselves as Barbarians. In fact they considered what we now call the Welsh to be barbarians. It just shows you how things change.

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  10. Getting there, pretty swiftly, great looking warband

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    1. Thank you Joe. I will need to start painting other things pretty swiftly. But I have at least started the next 4 figures. But I cannot say how long they will take.

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    1. Thank you Adam. the next post might take a few days. Absolutely nothing near finished.

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